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Jamir leads Cong candidates

Chief Minister SC Jamir, Planning and Urban Development Minister Imtisungit and speaker Lohe are among prominent Cong men in fray in the state.

india Updated: Feb 20, 2003 13:25 IST

The NPCC president and Chief Minister SC Jamir, Planning and Urban Development Minister Imtisungit andspeaker Z Lohe are among the prominent Congress leaders contesting the pollsin Nagaland.

Health and family welfare minister Neiba Ndang, industries minister Imkong, education minister H Chuba Chang, minister for civil supplies P Enyie, roads and bridges minister K V Pusa, PHE minister Tokeho Yepthomi and art and culture minister John Lotha have also been Congress tickets.

While Chief Minister SC Jamir will contest from the prestigious Aonglenden assembly constituency in Mokokchung district.

There are some new faces too among 60 Congress candidates including Supongmeren, Takatiba Masa, Medokul Sophie, T Saku Aier, Kevi Zakiesatuo and Yafgkithung Yanthan.

Sitting Congress MLAs Aolepden, Shiakpong Konyak, Eongnao Konyak and Shingnyu do not figure in the list. The party gave tickets to four out of eight sitting independent MLAs.

Neiphiu Rio, former home minister and senior Congress leader, science and technology minister, T Chuba, excise minister, Phongshak Phom, PHE minister, K Therie and senior leader, T A Ngully Hao earlier resigned from the party.

First Published: Feb 13, 2003 12:36 IST